Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Narrow Gauge > 35n2 layout...the beginning

Because of non-railroad abuse of the site, new members MUST use their first names (at least) to join NO EXCEPTIONS!

35n2 layout...the beginning
 Moderated by: W C Greene Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sun Apr 16th, 2017 03:56 pm
  PMQuoteReply
51st Post
Michael M
Registered


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 211
Status: 
Offline
I might make it a bit larger, but I also want it portable and manageable.  Later on, after I've added a few extensions, I just might lop off part of the loop.  Remember this is a small mining railroad located out in Eastern California-Western Nevada (think Slim Princess, Bodie & Benson, the 'Baby Gauge' (2 foot) out in Death Valley).  Most equipment, especially the locos, are hand-me-downs that have had several prior owners.  Many pieces of rolling stock have been built in the company shops from whatever was lying around.  The shop foreman's motto is "It doesn't have to be pretty, it just has to work."



____________________
Michael
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Apr 16th, 2017 04:31 pm
  PMQuoteReply
52nd Post
W C Greene
Super Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 7319
Status: 
Offline
http://freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=2587&forum_id=40

Here's a link to my little layout. You might find it interesting...maybe not.
           Woodie



____________________
Go ahead, make my day!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Apr 16th, 2017 05:04 pm
  PMQuoteReply
53rd Post
elminero67
Registered


Joined: Sun Dec 27th, 2009
Location:  
Posts: 817
Status: 
Offline
Tiny desert narrow gauge? Sounds like a winner to me, cant wait to see it develop!



____________________
Badges? We dont need no stinkin badges!
Back To Top

 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 04:42 am
  PMQuoteReply
54th Post
Michael M
Registered


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 211
Status: 
Offline
Woodie,

I'm re-reading your thread.  Been considering weather to lay down cork roadbed or not.  Someone noted that Hobby Lobby carries cork that could be used for road bed, and it's not expensive.

Already thinking about the first extension; a short passing track with a spur to a borax loading bin.  Cars will actually be loaded so the borax bin will have to have working loading chutes.  Maybe even a turntable.  The other end will have a rotating unloader.  The unloading track will rotate about 135 degrees and the cars will be held on by magnets between the rails and magnets in the bottom of the cars.

I'm still thrilled that I've made so much progress in R/C.



- - - - - - -



Here's my water car made from a block of wood 1.5 by 1.5 inches and covered in aluminum from a soda can.  Rivets were hand punched one at a time (there's really not that many rivets). 





My standard frame of 13.5 feet long that I use seems to be a little short.  Think I'll add a couple of more scale feet to the length.


- - - - - - -


Built a longer frame, used HO passenger trucks (they look a little beefier), and a valve at one end, along with a hook for the hose.  Looks a little better with the longer frame.  Still need to touch up the paint a little.






- - - - - - -



____________________
Michael
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Apr 30th, 2017 09:05 am
  PMQuoteReply
55th Post
Si.
Super Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 3209
Status: 
Online
Hi Michael :wave:


I hope you don't mind.

I have 'Merged' a number of your small Topics together into 1 Topic ( this one ).


They were all things related to your new layout build.

The Topics were all short & Posted 'here & there'.


With these small Topics 'Merged' in date-order ...

... I think it is easier for people to follow your story.


If at some time in the future, you choose a 'name' for the new project/layout ...

... we can add that into the tittle of 'this Thread' for you.

Just ask ... it will be magically done ! :cool:


Sometimes it is good to just continue Posting a story in just 1 Topic, as many other Members do.

The whole project can then be easily viewed by people, in order, all in one place.


:moose:


Si.


I like the new water-car BTW Michael.

I added your Posts about it above ^^, as they were Posted in another odd Thread.

Perhaps you can Post some more new photos of it here, in the layout Thread.


Your critter & adobe building photos are kinda a bit 'lost' in other Topics as well.

It would be good to see some photos of them here as well, so people can find them easily.


:moose:



____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Apr 30th, 2017 04:00 pm
  PMQuoteReply
56th Post
Michael M
Registered


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 211
Status: 
Offline
Si,

No problem in merging everything together.  I have kinda been all over the place with my posts.

Here is the finished water car.  I took some inspiration from some of Woodie's models along with some prototype examples from the D&RGW.  I used a block of wood 1.5" by 1.5", cut up a soda can for the metal body (hey, it was free), folded it around the block of wood, then punched a bunch of rivets before gluing it to the wood.  The frame was made with styrene, about 2" by 4.25", or 6 by 13 scale feet.  The water hatch is just a piece of styrene glued on to of a washer.  The valve at the bottom of the tank is a short piece of styrene tube.  I cut the tip off of a nail and inserted it into the tube and drillled a hole in the tank to receive the nail tip.  The valve handle was made from the head of a nail.  It looks about right to me.  Some wire insulation was used for the hose, and the car rides on some HO passenger trucks.






____________________
Michael
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Apr 30th, 2017 04:10 pm
  PMQuoteReply
57th Post
Michael M
Registered


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 211
Status: 
Offline
Here are a few of my other projects:

The fuel tank was made from aluminum from a soda can. the ends are the tops of baby food jars, and the frame was made with balsa wood.



This building was made from foamcore board and spackle.  The roof tiles were made from some curved poster board, windows and door from Grandt Line.



Woodie's Cantina was my first try at scratchbuilding a southwestern style building.  Foamcore was used for the base, then covered in plaster, with Grant Line windows.  The corrugated roof was made by dragging a ball point pen over some thick aluminum. 



I really need to get started on a layout so I have a place to run my battery powered trains.




____________________
Michael
Back To Top

 Posted: Tue May 9th, 2017 05:13 am
  PMQuoteReply
58th Post
Michael M
Registered


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 211
Status: 
Offline
Getting motivated to start on a new critter.  I have a couple of Bachmann Brill trolleys and thought the motor and trailing truck could be used to model a backwoods rendition of a Galloping Goose (R/C of course).  I'm going to take my inspiration from this home-built job that someone had posted in - o D d i T y - o F - t H e - d A y -



No matter how many errors I make on building this it will still look prototypical.  Just need to find a R/C car I can gut for the electronic parts.



____________________
Michael
Back To Top

 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 07:02 pm
  PMQuoteReply
59th Post
Michael M
Registered


Joined: Thu Jan 26th, 2017
Location: San Bernardino, California USA
Posts: 211
Status: 
Offline
Here are a couple of new acquisitions to my growing 1:35 scale models.  The car is a 1932 Ford Coupe in 1/34 scale (close enough), and a Homie with his guitar.  The Coupe I picked up at Walgreens for $6.00.  I've gotten a few Homies off of eBay for $4.25 each that measure about two inches tall, or close to 6 feet high.  Just need to hit the figure with some Dullcote to kill the shine.








The Homies add a little diversity to my growing population of figures, and I like the cowboy hat.



____________________
Michael
Back To Top

 Posted: Fri May 12th, 2017 08:04 pm
  PMQuoteReply
60th Post
Si.
Super Moderator


Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
Location: London
Posts: 3209
Status: 
Online
Hi Michael :wave:


HOT WHEELS !


Looks like the guitar may have been owned by Pete Townsend ! ;)


:moose:


Si.



____________________

' Mysterious Moose Mountain ' - 1:35n2 - pt.II
http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=7318&forum_id=17&page=1

' M:R:W Motor Speedway !!! ' - 1:32 Slotcar Racing Layout
http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=59295&st=0&a
Back To Top


 Current time is 03:32 pm
Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  Next Page Last Page  

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Narrow Gauge > 35n2 layout...the beginning
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems